So Joy adopted my Status Report form of posting, intimating that I only resort to such when I can’t think of anything else to write.
Okay, so she’s right.
Status Report, October edition
Sitting…at my dining room table, as usual.
Drinking…coffee, black, as usual.
Returning…from break after only two weeks, despite my dramatic announcement of said break (did you note that I actually used “dearth” in a sentence?). I felt the break was necessary due to the stress of feeling like every word I wrote was being examined and scrutinized. Turns out my fear was not altogether unfounded, but I’ve since decided that I am what I am and I blog what I blog. It’s like I tell my kids when they’re all upset when things don’t go their way in some game: either play or don’t play, you choose. I can either blog or not blog so I choose to blog. Same goes for you: either read or don’t read, you choose!
Blogging…for over two years now. Can you believe it? My actual two year blog-anniversary was the date I wrote this, hence not so much celebration.
Preparing…to speak at Lisa’s church tomorrow night. Okay, so I’m obviously blogging first, then I’m preparing!
Anticipating…the new ESV study Bible. I can’t wait!
Loving…fall. LOVE. FALL. The weather has been GORGEOUS. And fall clothes? Totally my favorite. I got an Eddie Bauer catalog in the mail and the temptation toward materialism was very great indeed.
Wishing…I could remember all the wonderful posts I compose in my head when in the bed caught in the no man’s land between sleep and wakefulness. There I am witty, I am wise, I am a wordsmith of great skill, then I wake. All wit and wisdom are then replaced by the usual. This being the usual.
Grieving…with my son over a (hopefully temporary) disappointment. One of the hard parts of parenting, to be sure, and I am not speaking of losing a game on the Wii or not getting a much longed for toy. It’s a real disappointment with real grief, at least for my boy. May the Lord’s will be done in his life!
Grateful…for friends. Friends who readily jump to my defense, for friends who email to ask how I’m doing, and for friends who pray. Y’all know who you are and I thank you.
Finished…reading Wives and Daughters. It was nice, it was pleasant, it was nearly SEVEN HUNDRED page long! True confession (and Carrie will agree with me here): seven hundred pages of nice and pleasant makes the reader long for something (anything!) to happen!
Still reviewing…books over at 5 Minutes for Books. Some of my recent reviews include The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment (Challies) and Cassandra and Jane: A Jane Austen Novel (Pitkeathley). Go, check us out!
Procrastinating…long enough. The Word of God, the laundry, the grocery store–real life beckons.
Enjoy your Friday!
P.S. For those of you reading via a reader: sorry for flooding your reader with so many publishes of this post! Firefox keeps crashing on me!